Maria Isabel Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
  • Medical Director Oregon's Reproductive Health Program


Maria I. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H. is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Medical Director for Oregon's Reproductive Health Program. She is Deputy Editor of the Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group, newly housed at OHSU. She completed medical school and residency at OHSU (2004, 2008), and a fellowship in family planning at UCSF (2010). As part of her fellowship, she completed a Master’s in Public Health at UC Berkeley (2010). Following her fellowship, she spent five years working for the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization is in Geneva, Switzerland. She serves as chair of Oregon’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee and as co-chair on the Medicaid Advisory Committee.

Dr. Rodriguez provides Obgyn care at the Center for Women’s Health, with a focus on family planning.

Dr. Rodriguez’s research focuses on the intersection of medicine, policy and economics. She is specifically interested in generating information to help guide evidence based reproductive health policy both domestically and internationally. She has expertise in cost effectiveness, health systems and policy research, systematic reviews and GRADE methodologies. Her research has been nationally recognized with the Guttmacher Institute’s Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research and the Society of Family Planning’s Beacon of Science Award in 2019.

Her current research includes a study called The Reproductive Health Equity Project: Determining how Medicaid Policy Drives Contraceptive Access & Choice. This study examines how Medicaid policy - at the local, state, and national levels - influences initiation and use of effective contraception. 

She also has a study called Pharmacists Expand Access to Reproductive heaLthcare (PEARL study). This project includes a prospective cohort study of 500 women in the Western US, database studies with Medicaid claims, and surveys to examine how pharmacist prescription of contraception has influenced contraceptive use.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2004, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    • M.P.H., 2010, University of California Berkeley
  • Residency

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health and Science University, 2008
  • Fellowship

    • Fellowship in Complex Family Planning, University of California San Francisco, 2010
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Memberships and associations:

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Areas of interest

  • Family planning
  • Reproductive health policy
  • Reproductive health equity
  • Cost effectiveness, health systems and policy research


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